Archive for July, 2008

July 15, 2008 (Vol. 14, No. 18)- OLA News

Summer Oregon Young Adult Network (OYAN) Membership Meeting / OLA’s 2008 MLS Scholarship Award Recipients / MLS Fundraiser Success at OLA Conference

*** Summer Oregon Young Adult Network (OYAN) Membership Meeting

Share Summer Reading success stories! Share ideas! Share good times!

You are cordially invited to attend the OYAN quarterly business meeting scheduled for July 25, 2008 from 11:00am – 3:00pm at the new main library of the Tillamook County Library located at 1716 3rd Street, Tillamook, OR 97141, 503-842-4792. www.tillamook.plinkit.org. Join us for a day at the beautiful new main library of the Tillamook County Library.

Lunch will be available from the Muddy Water’s Coffee & Tea Company – 503-842-4500 1904 Third Street, Tillamook, OR 97141 (really yummy food) or you may bring your own. Menus will be available and we will place orders before our meeting starts.

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*** OLA’s 2008 MLS Scholarship Award Recipients

In June, OLA made its second annual scholarship awards to six talented students enrolled in MLS programs at the University of Washington and Emporia State University‘s SLIM program. Congratulations to those receiving scholarships!

These students each received scholarship awards ranging from $1300-$4400 to assist them during the 2008 – 2009 academic year:

  • Michele DeSilva, Bend, UW
  • Michael Braun-Hamilton, Portland, Emporia
  • Scott Deskins, Portland, Emporia
  • Annie Lewis, Oregon City, UW
  • Cherie Rainwater, Lake Oswego, UW
  • Justin Day, Keizer, UW

OLA’s scholarship program is made possible by an LSTA grant OLA received to assist Oregon MLS students working on master’s degrees in library and information science. OLA members also generously contributed to the scholarship initiative, at the conference scholarship fundraiser in April, and through the donor form at the OLA membership section of MemberClicks.

A big Thank You to the OLA Executive Board, OLA donors, and OLA’s MLS Scholarship Selection Committee members. The selection committee members did a great job of carefully reviewing all scholarship applications OLA received. The selection committee’s recommendations were approved by the OLA board. Committee members are: Gretchen Leslie (Forest Grove), Anne Carter (Eugene), Anne Pearson (Portland), Carol Hildebrand (Eugene), Terry Rohe (Portland), Carol Ruggeri (Newport), and Gary Sharp (North Bend).

The Scholarship Committee is about to launch publicity requesting applications for the 2009 – 2010 scholarship program. The application process through the Oregon Student Assistance Commission and deadlines will be included in an upcoming Hotline. This second round of scholarships is made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act grant to OLA, administered by the Oregon State Library.

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*** MLS Fundraiser Success at OLA Conference

The OLA Past President’s group raised $1,451 at the well-received Tattoo conference event for the association’s new MLS Scholarship Program! That amount was matched by a very generous donor from OLA Past Presidents’ group. Checks came in from people who purchased on ‘credit’ at OLA/WLA too, bringing the total raised at the conference to about $3000! What a fantastic amount of support for the scholarship program.

The Past Presidents have decided to stay with the tattoo theme for next year’s scholarship fundraiser. Mo Cole of Eugene Public Library notes that “This was a relatively easy way to raise money and one in which everyone can participate, unlike an evening event. We had a fun time too. We’re also looking at selling tattoos online and getting a tattoo booth at PLA

Thanks, everyone, who contributed to this fun fundraiser!! And a big Thank You to the Past Presidents of OLA who organized this very successful event. The past Presidents include: Mo Cole, Leah Griffith, Janet Webster, Sara Charlton, Faye Chadwell, Jim Scheppke, Aletha Bonebrake, Carol Hildebrand, Connie Bennett, Deb Carver, Deb Jacobs, Gary Jensen, Mary Devlin, Maureen Sloan, Michael Gaston, and Terry Ann Rohe.

Also, thank you to everyone who contributes to the scholarship fund when renewing your OLA membership. Your contributions to the MLS scholarship program can be made when you renewing via Memberclicks, with the Scholarship Donation form, or by mailing your tax-deductible contribution to:

Oregon Library Association
MLS Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 2042
Salem, OR 97308-2042

The OLA MLS Scholarship Committee is pleased to let members know that the scholarships issued last year are bearing fruit: a student who received a scholarship graduated, and another recipient is well on the way to graduating in December 2008.

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July 15, 2008 (Vol. 14, No. 18)- Happenings

Portland Downtown Librarians Meeting / InfoCamp 2008 in Seattle / Natural Resources Information Council Meeting / OCLC Western Digital Forum


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Portland Downtown Librarians Meeting

Jim Carmin, Special Collections Librarian at Multnomah County‘s Central Library, will be hosting the Downtown Librarians meeting on Wednesday, July 16. We’ll meet from noon till one in the John Wilson Special Collections room on the second floor of Central Library, which is located at 801 S.W. 10th Avenue.

Jim will show us materials from the wonderful core collection as well as some interesting new items. Please note that this will not be a lunch meeting because food is not allowed in the rare books room. Some of us will walk to the Farmers Market afterwards for a quick bite. Please RSVP to Susan Mecklem (susanmecklem@dwt.com) if you plan to attend.

In August, Stuart Zimmerman and Susan Mecklem will host the brown bag lunch here at Davis Wright Tremaine. September’s meeting will be on Tuesday, September 17 at the library at Norse Hall. October’s meeting will be hosted by Pam Osborne at Mercy Corps.

The Portland Downtown Librarians meet for an informal brown bag lunch on the third Wednesday of most months. Everyone interested in librarianship is welcome to join us. If you would like to be added to the email notification list, please let me know.

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*** InfoCamp 2008 in
Seattle

Are you a librarian into user experience design? Got a website, content delivery service, or really cool idea you want to try out on a diverse professional audience? Want to share ideas and enthusiasm with librarians, information architects, usability engineers, user experience designers, and other information professionals?

You can do just that at InfoCamp Seattle 2008, an unconference for the user-centered information industry! It’ll be in beautiful Seattle, in a renovated historic schoolhouse now called the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Save the date now: September 27-28, 2008.

We hope you’ll consider participating in InfoCamp this September 27-28! Learn more at http://www.infocamp.info or contact us at infocampseattle@gmail.com.

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*** Natural Resources Information Council Meeting

Registration for the Natural Resources Information Council (NRIC) meeting in Eugene, Oregon from August 9th-12th is under way. The conference will be held on the University of Oregon campus.

The NRIC facilitates the exchange of information among natural resource managers, information specialists, and librarians specializing in natural resources. Members come from both public (government, academic) and private (NGO, consulting) organizations. More information about the organization and conference can be found at http://www.nric.info/. The registration form and a complete list of presentations is online (exact schedule TBD). It’s quite a bargain at $35!

Here are just a few of the presentation topics currently scheduled:

  • Evaluating and accessing ecological databases
  • Serving GIS data
  • Managing biodiversity data in Oregon
  • H2.0 Water meets the web
  • Online tools to facilitate the analysis of the taking of animal species
  • The archives of Gerald Williams, historian for the U.S. Forest Service
  • The irradiation of earth: Data on the energy coming to earth from the sun

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*** OCLC Western Digital Forum

OCLC, Orbis Cascade Alliance and OCLC Digital Collection Services are proud co-sponsors of the fourth annual OCLC Western Digital Forum, which is being presented on August 14-15, 2008 in Tacoma, Washington at the Hotel Murano. This year’s forum will focus on Making Digitization Count: Assessment and Evaluation Practices.

The forum will feature national experts from the archival, museum and library communities who will discuss current projects to create and automate evaluation and assessment tasks for digital collections. Three of these distinguished presenters include:

    • Kate Haley Goldman (Keynote speaker), Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Learning Innovation, Annapolis MD
    • Elizabeth Yakel, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Information
    • Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The program will also explore how evaluation and assessment methods inform decision making for digital collections. Presentations will highlight national projects of significance relating to evaluation and assessment of digital collection users, 21st Century learners and model practices for digital program assessment.

The forum is designed to offer a smaller and more intimate meeting setting where participants can share knowledge and create networks with other organizations that are working to develop assessment and evaluation practices. It is an ideal educational opportunity for librarians, archivists and museum staff who are charged with creating digital access to collections.

So please make your plans now to join your colleagues at this prestigious national event. For more information about the 2008 OCLC Western Digital Forum and to register, please visit our Web page. We are looking forward to your active participation in this dynamic event.

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July 1, 2008 (Vol. 14, No. 17)- News

OLA Committee Nominations / ARL/ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication / Support Staff Division Conference Breakout Session Preview

 STEP RIGHT UP!

I am filling committee chair positions and committee member positions for the OLA year that begins 9-1-08. The following committees have identified needs for people (like you!)

Library Development and Legislation – 3 members

Membership – Chairperson and 4 members

Oregon Authors – 3 members (seeking a youth services representative for one position

Nominations – 2 members

Intellectual Freedom – 2 members (public and school librarians need more representation on the committee)

Resource Sharing – Chairperson and 8 members

Publications – 2 members

OLA/OASL Committee on School-Public Library Cooperation – 2 members

Communications – Chairperson and 5 members

 

There are some special committees and task forces that will need help, too. The Conference Committee is seeking a Treasurer, Communications Coordinator, Graphics Coordinator, Webmaster, Exhibits Vice-Chair, and Preconference Coordinator. The Archives Committee needs at least two new members and a Chairperson.

 You can find out more about the work of these committees on the OLA website at http://www.olaweb.org/. Feel free to ask me questions or contact me to express interest. The work accomplished by this organization (like the website redesign and Oregon Reads) is amazing and it is the staff of Oregon libraries that make it happen. Thank you…

— Mary Ginnane, OLA Vice President/President Elect, mary.j.ginnane@ci.eugene.or.us

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*** ARL/ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication

ARL/ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communication

December 1 – 3, 2008

Portland, Oregon

Applications now available: http://orbiscascade.org/index/isc

 

The Orbis Cascade Alliance, Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) are pleased to announce a regional Institute for Scholarly Communication in Portland, Oregon.

 The Institute is an immersive learning experience to prepare participants as local experts within their libraries and equip them with tools for developing campus outreach strategies. As a participant in this 2.5 day immersion program, you will become fluent with scholarly communication issues and trends so that you are positioned to educate others on your library staff, engage in campus communications programs and other advocacy efforts, and work collaboratively with other participants to begin developing an outreach plan for your campus.

 Participants will work with experts in the field to understand how to better engage faculty at their institution around the crisis in the systems of scholarly communication. You will also learn about the emergence of new models for scholarly communication as well as strategies for creating systemic change.

 

These will include:

     * Faculty activism (e.g. editorial board control, author rights, copyright management, and self-archiving)

     * New publishing models

     * Digital repositories

     * Legislative and policy advocacy

The goal is to help participants prepare a program plan that is customized for their institution. To achieve this goal you will prepare an environmental scan before the institute, engage in a series of active learning experiences during the event, and write an outreach program plan for implementation at your home institution.

 Applications for this program are available at: http://orbiscascade.org/index/isc

 For any other questions, please feel free to contact Elizabeth Duell.

— Elizabeth Duell, Orbis Cascade Alliance
eduell@uoregon.edu, (541) 346-1883

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*** Support Staff Division Conference Breakout Session Preview

R E J U V E N A T E

 Newport, Oregon awaits you at the 2008 OLA Support Staff Division Conference! Here’s a sneak peek at one of the featured breakout sessions available to conference attendees:

 A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A LIBRARY ASSISTANT

Have you ever wondered what other support staff throughout Oregon do all day at work? How are their libraries different from yours? What do other support staff do to keep motivated and inspired in their jobs? Well, here’s your chance to find out. Join us for a panel discussion by selected support staff from libraries across Oregon as they talk about their different jobs.

 Presenters:

Joel Henderson, Oregon State Library

Steven Williams, Klamath County Library

Hesther O’Neil, Multnomah County Library

 Visit http://www.olaweb.org and click on the EVENTS tab to register. Registration closes July 7. See you at the beach!

 

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July 1, 2008 (Vol. 14, No. 17) – Happenings

Sign up now for the Connecting Communities Conference / WorldCat Resource Sharing Basics – Online Workshop / International Federation of Library Associations Satellite Meeting / ACRL offers E-Learning Courses / Call for proposals: Online Northwest Conference / Announcing New Dean of Southern Oregon University Library / Save the date: Focus on Children and Young Adults Institute / How is your library celebrating Oregon’s 150th birthday in 2009? / “The Hollywood Librarian” Comes to the Portland Area

***Sign up now for the Connecting Communities Conference

Connecting Communities Conference: Reaching out to Latino youth and families
October 2-3, 2008
The Connecting Communities Conference is filling fast!  People from a wide variety of community-based organizations and agencies have registered.  This is a reminder to register soon if you intend to participate. The early bird registration fee is just $50, and we hope it will encourage several people from an organization or a specific locale to participate together so that they may support one another in their future work. The web site now has the list of sessions and presenters available.  Go to http://oregonstate.edu/conferences/connectingcommunities2008 and click on the Speakers button to preview.


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*** WorldCat Resource Sharing Basics – Online Workshop

PLEASE NOTE: Correct Time is 2 pm–4 pm (not 1pm-3pm) Mountain Time!
WorldCat Resource Sharing Basics – Online

This three-day online workshop is designed for users who borrow or lend through the OCLC Interlibrary Loan service.http://www.bcr.org/training/schedule/programdetail.php?programid=242

Day 1: Borrowing
Learn to create borrowing requests for returnable items such as books and DVDs and for non-returnable items (i.e. copies). This part of the session will demonstrate the use of custom holdings and local data records to create efficiencies in the interlibrary loan workflow. We will also complete all actions required to bring a request through the entire interlibrary loan cycle.

Day 2: WorldCat Resource Sharing Lending
Manage incoming requests and gain familiarity with the Request Manager categories. In this half of the workshop, you will learn to use batch processing in order to update and print requests in your lending cycle and administer your work more effectively.

Day 3: WorldCat Resource Sharing Administrative Functions
Access the FirstSearch administrative module to create data records that eliminate repetitive data entry. Participants will devise constant data and saved notes, review the use and implementation of IFM (ILL Fee Management) as well as create custom holdings groups, custom holdings paths and direct request profile to improve service in all aspects of resource sharing. Time will also be spent updating and maintaining records in the ILL Policies Directory.

Who Should Attend?
Library staff who want to acquire the basic skills needed to do OCLC ILL using WorldCat Resource Sharing.

Sites & Dates:
Online –    WebLive     Heather Clark    
7/8/2008    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
7/9/2008    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
7/10/2008  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
All times listed are in Mountain Time.

Fees:
BCR members — $135.00
Nonmembers — $185.00
1 BCR training voucher accepted as payment.
Register for all BCR workshops at: http://www.bcr.org/training/workshops/register.html

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*** International Federation of Library Associations Satellite Meeting

Rethinking Access:  Evolving Perspectives on Information Content & Delivery IFLA Satellite Meeting
Come listen to innovative ideas from around the globe on resource sharing, document delivery, open access to collections and reference services. Speakers for the event include Lorcan Dempsey and Steven Abrams.
August 5-7, 2008
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Online registration at:  http://www.bcr.org/rethinkingaccess

Book your hotel by July 14 for special conference rate at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

 

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*** ACRL Offers E-Learning Courses

ACRL-Oregon members can apply for an E-Learning scholarship (http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=66873) to cover the cost of one of these (or many other) courses!

Registration is now open for the following e-Learning courses.  Reserve your seat today for these exciting new seminars!

Copyright and the Library Part 1: The Basics Including Fair Use
July 14 – August 1, 2008
Register Online

Course Description:
In this course, students will learn to think in terms of U.S. copyright law. Students will focus on building understanding of current copyright law, creating a “copyright palette” for their libraries, and assessing a library’s legal risk with regard to current U.S. copyright law. Additionally, students will build an understanding of the Fair Use clause, as well as how to legally apply fair use in the library, classroom, and broader campus environments.

Leading Change
Live Webcast: July 15, 2008
11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Register Online

How can we better understand the effects of change on our organizations and on the people in them? During this webcast, Kathryn Deiss will provide several models which can serve as lenses through which to view change. Tools such as the models and techniques for helping people through change will be provided.

Creating A Comprehensive Plan for Information Literacy
July 7 – 28, 2008
Register Online

Course Description:
This course will provide you with the information you need to create a comprehensive plan for information literacy for your institution. The course will cover: planning, setting goals and objectives, how to organize and prioritize ideas, the writing process,
and the creation of a draft plan. You will be guided through the process of developing a comprehensive plan using worksheets developed by the presenter, participating in weekly on-line chats, and comparing examples of completed plans from a variety of institutions. Participants will learn how to establish and convene working groups, consider various means for collecting information and getting “buy-in” across campus, create a strategy for writing the plan, identify and select essential and optional components of a model plan, and put a draft of the plan on paper.

Designing Websites for the Academic Library
July 14 – August 8, 2008
Register online
Course Description:
This course focuses on the basics of Web site planning and design and content development with a concentration on academic libraries. The course will also examine Web standards, usability, and accessibility. XHTML and CSS (external) will be introduced. Students will be expected to be able to create a basic HTML Web page before beginning the course. However XHTML/HTML basics tutorials will be provided for those who need more practice. Students will plan and design a representative site during the course.

For more information about these and other upcoming learning opportunities, please visit the ACRL eLearning page. Questions?  Contact Jon Stahler via e-mail at jstahler@ala.org or via phone at (312) 280-2511.

 

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*** Call for Proposals: Online Northwest Conference
Online Northwest is a one-day conference focusing on topics that intersect libraries, technology and culture.  The conference is sponsored by the Oregon University System Library Council.
The 2009 conference will be held at CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Corvallis, Oregon (on the Oregon State University campus) on Friday, February 13, 2009.  Proposal Submission Deadline: Monday, September 29th, 2008.

 The coordinating committee seeks presentations that discuss how technology is being applied within library settings and how technology is affecting library patrons and services. We strongly encourage academic, public, school, and special librarians to submit proposals. All topics relating to technology and libraries are welcome, including:

  • Tagging used in libraries (OPAC, library thing, flickr, etc.)
  • Change/innovation & organizational culture (as it relates to technology)
  • User interface design and evaluation
  • Implementation of Web 2.0 technologies in libraries
  • Resource sharing (e.g. ILL, document delivery) 
  • Information literacy and instruction  (distance ed. and technology use)
  • Management of electronic resources, digital repositories, or digital archives
  • Programming and development of computer applications to support delivery of library services
  • Using social features in library technology

Other topics related to technology in libraries are welcome.
Submit proposals: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=xr85d9JF_2f0Bxrv5IvZGdlA_3d_3d
For examples of past presentations or more information, see: http://www.ous.edu/onlinenw/

Check out updates on our blog and subscribe to our twitter:
Blog link: http://onlinenw.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/onlinenw

 

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*** Announcing New Dean of Southern Oregon University Library
Southern Oregon University Lenn & Dixie Hannon Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul T. Adalian as the new Dean of University Library beginning Aug. 1, 2008.  Adalian comes to Hannon Library from California State University at Channel Islands where he served for seven years as Dean of the University Library.  He has a B.S. from Stanislaus State, California, a M.A. in History from Loyola University, Los Angeles and a M.L.S. from Syracuse.  Previously, Adalian has served as Asst. Dean, Information & Instructional Services, and Head of the Reference Department at California Polytechnic State University, and also Head of Reference at San Francisco State University.  Paul Adalian replaces Teresa Montgomery who served as Interim Dean during the last three years.  Teresa will be resuming duties as Visual and Performing Arts Librarian and taking on new responsibilities for Collection Development of Electronic Resources.

 

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*** Save the Date: Focus on Children and Young Adults Institute

The biennial Focus on Children and Young Adults Institute will take place September 14-17, 2008, at the Menucha Retreat Center, applications will be available in August.  The Focus Institute is an opportunity for library staff that do not have a Masters in Library and Information Science to obtain professional development in library youth services.  Training topics that will be covered at the 2008 Focus Institute include:  brain development, programming, reference, readers’ advisory, and booktalks.  Rosalie Karalekas will be our special guest presenter this year (some of you may remember her from the CSD meeting this Spring).  Rosalie will present a three hour session on the integral connection between music and early literacy, and provide some wonderful ideas on integrating music into storytimes.

 

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*** How is your library celebrating Oregon’s 150th birthday in 2009?

Oregon 150 (www.oregon150.org) is Governor Kulongoski’s planning group for the state’s sesquicentennial in 2009. Through one of the Oregon 150 projects, Oregon Stories, we’re seeking to gather informative, personal, and exciting stories-from Oregonians, to Oregonians-about what it means to be a citizen of this state. Through this process, the project will educate Oregonians about their shared past, current lives, and hopes for the future. Stories will come from every culture and corner of Oregon-from homegrown celebrities to the “just-folks” that collectively make Oregon such a special place. These Oregon stories can be read and shared on Oregon 150’s website, <http://www.oregon150.org/oregon-stories/>. In anticipation of Oregon’s bicentennial in 2059, all stories will be archived as education source materials for future generations.

 The sesquicentennial will afford Oregon, and its libraries, the chance to reacquaint and engage their communities in an informative, fun, and meaningful way. Here are some ideas for the Oregon Stories project that have come up in a brainstorming session at Multnomah County Library:

  • Intergenerational storytelling -teen volunteers visit assisted living facilities and capture stories
  • Chautauqua programming
  • Tell Your Oregon Tale – audience has 3-5 minutes to share what Oregon means to them
  • Host a neighborhood memories event
  • Program where grandchildren interview their grandparents
  • Publicize the Oregon Stories website and project in branches – perhaps with a display
  • Collect and share the histories of the branches on their website
  • Music concerts celebrating Oregon music
  • Film or Photo Contest – what does Oregon mean to you, what is the future of Oregon

 All libraries are encouraged to undertake similar activities, or to plan their sesquicentennial activities. And let’s share the wealth!  Have you had a great way of celebrating Oregon history at your library or do you have an idea for a great program that other libraries might want to host?  Send your ideas to Steph Miller at stephaniem@multcolib.org by September 1st and she will post these on libs-or and in the OLA Hotline.

 Another opportunity for libraries is to become an Oregon 150 partner (http://www.oregon150.org/projects/become-a-partner/). As a partner, your events celebrating the sesquicentennial will receive additional marketing support.  Help us celebrate the past, present and future of Oregon in 2009!  For more information, please contact Aili Schreiner at Oregon 150, 503.445.7120 or aschreiner@oregon150.org

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*** “The Hollywood Librarian” Comes to the Portland Area

This is the first full-length documentary film to focus on the work and lives of librarians. Using the entertaining and appealing context of American movies, the film will hold some surprises for people who may think they know what librarians do. American films contain hundreds of examples of librarians and libraries on screen — some positive, some negative, some laughable and some dead wrong.  We will have 5 showings during July and August in the Multnomah County Library system – visit http://www.multcolib.org/events/hollywoodlibrarian.html for more information – hope to see you there!

 

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